By Alan Klein
This assortment illustrates the expansiveness of an interdisciplinary method of the examine of recreation. whereas rooted in anthropology, those essays think of American activities of their social, financial, cultural and political points, charting their evolution. The e-book attracts from background, sociology, and political technological know-how; in addition to contemplating the connection among the constructed and constructing international; and tradition and masculinity.
The first a part of the ebook considers the neighborhood and worldwide interaction baseball, masking:
- Major League Baseball’s effect at the Dominican Republic
- nationalism and baseball at the Mexican/US border
- the globalizing forces of baseball as an industry.
The moment a part of the booklet is worried with the cultural exam of the responsiveness of masculinity to social and cultural forces, examining:
- the exaggerated international of bodybuilders in Southern California
- the cross-cultural comparisons of male behaviour on a bi-national baseball workforce in Mexico
- the old exam of Jews in American sport.
This publication was once formerly released as a unique factor of Sport in Society
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